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Professionals worldwide love this paper for its superb performance and resistance to distortion.
Mouldmade of 100% cotton, Saunders Waterford is gelatin sized, and neutral pH. Each block contains 20 sheets of 140 lb (300 gsm) paper available in three surface finishes. Hot Press is the smoothest and is great for high detail paintings. Cold Press is an intermediate surface and is great for most types of paintings. Rough is exactly what its name suggests, a fantastic surface for landscapes and seascapes where the surface can really work with the painting. Each of the three surfaces is resilient to buckling and offers exceptional color stability.
Saunders Waterford is endorsed by the prestigious Royal Watercolor Society of England.
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My favorite watercolor paper
from Albertson, NY
Comments about Saunders Waterford Watercolor Blocks:
I usually get the High White HP block because I don't think this is white enough. But as always Saunders Waterford is wonderful to paint on. Lifting is easy. And the quality is almost always consistent. I've only encountered 1 block that I've purchased that would produce these dots (like what happened with Fabriano) but then I guess there will be imperfections once in awhile. It's still my favorite though. I think the 1 was just a fluke.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Nice paper challenging block
By museum lady
Overall I am an Arches fan but wanted to try a different Hot Press brand. While the quality of the paper is nice holds paint and moisture well, the color is soft and toooth is very nice, But ! the blockstyle was ultra hard to separate and the leaves were very difficult to separate. At first I thought it might be just the top sealed page, but each successive leaf was difficult to remove, as if there were three bands of black sizing around the block rather than one. After working on a piece for several days it is discouraging to have small tears in the separation no matter how slow or careful I was trying to separate,even with the sharpest of knives.One try, might give it a second go to see if this was just. fluke. Good price and as always great service from DB!
nice surface texture
Not quite as bright white as I thought it would be, but the surface texture is nice. Paper dries very flat.
Professional Watercolor Paper
I have been using Arches for my watercolor paper since I have started painting. But I wanted to try something new and I decided to try this paper because many well known watercolorist use it. For me it is very similar to arches but a little softer and the way it accepts the paints and you can still remove a little bit of paint when it is still wet. So overall I do enjoy this paper and I am so happy that DickBlick sells them with good price :)
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
The best hotpress block and watercolor paper in general!
After starting with arches hot press then moving on to Fabriano artistico hot press and after a while experiencing consistent quality control issues I tried a bunch of different papers and Saunders Waterford hot press beat out every one of them including arches and the older Fabriano I loved so much. The price is right and the 200lb sheets are amazing! I use blocks when I travel or get lazy and don't want to stretch. WIN/WIN all around and can't imagine painting without it! Crossing my fingers St cuthberts doesn't follow suit like Fabriano or others in "improving" or changing anything....don't fix what's not broken.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
hot and cold press, superior quality.
from East Hampton, New York
This is my first choice for blocks.
Saunders Waterfdord Paper
By Jean Lurssen - Watercolorist
from Sausalito , CA
I just love Saunders Waterford watercolor paper. It doesn't soak up the paint like other cold pressed papers do. The colors stay vibrant. It also has a nice texture to it. I have tried many brands over the years and this is by far my favorite watercolor paper.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from Buffalo, NY
I've not used a lot of other papers but had read reviews of this one and am enjoying it for watercolor- it is sturdy, can be erased nicely and has a very heavy quality to it. I had painted a black cat on one side, didn't like it so used the other side to practice and nothing bled through so it seemed like a fresh sheet of paper- great quality.
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